I agree with you that the wealthy run this country. I also think that they give the money to the candidates, so, in a way, they also control the government. I just saw another question by someone else who wanted to know who is really running our country. Look, let's think about it. This country has such talent, such potential, and just SO many people. The government is a group of people who complain that public servants can't get rich, but can make all the rules. Now how many of your average citizens who aren't rich, like our poor public servants, can take vacations and have two houses and, well, you know that I could continue for a loooong time. Now remember that no bill passes through the Congress without these people voting on it. Who do you think is paying for their vacations, etc.? The corporations, like pharmaceutical companies, are bank-rolling the whole thing. I don't care about the whole soft/hard money thing. Large corporations are footing the bill, period. Personally, I'm at the point where anything from the government is immediately suspect in my eyes. Sorry, I hope I didn't vent too much.